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Research & Compliance

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When technical challenges or complex situations arise at your credit union, turn to the Leagues’ Research & Information (R&I) Department. Our mission is to provide technical, compliance, operational, economic, and regulatory information in an understandable and easily accessible way.
     
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TIPs Bulletins
The Technical Information Procedure (TIPs) bulletins are great tools to help credit union staff understand recent changes in laws and regulations and how they may affect the credit union. TIPs bulletins address current mandatory compliance issues and changes to federal and state regulations. Continue for complete list of current TIPs Bulletins
August 8, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-15 MasterCard Revised Standards – Limitation of Liability of Cardholders for Unauthorized Use (“Zero Liability”)
   
July 16, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-14 Canada’s Anti-SPAM Legislation (CASL) and Its Impact to U.S. Credit Unions
   
June 30, 2014
TIPs Bulletin #14-13 Voluntary Liquidation
TIPs Bulletin #14-12 Annual Indexing of HUD’s Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multi-Family Housing Programs
   
 
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CURoots offers a variety of services to help you keep pace with ever-changing regulatory compliance while you focus on day-to-day credit union business.

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CURoots can help your credit union identify potential issues, assess risk, and save valuable time and resources by providing expert assistance for your auditing needs.


From the Editors of CU Weekly

TIPs: IRS FORM, STATE ESCHEAT PERIOD
updated 05/03/14 10:40 AM
Also, CUSO Rule Reminder
Two new TIPs Bulletins (Technical Information and Procedures) have been posted regarding California’s report-and-remit period for unclaimed property and the IRS’s Form 990 filing deadline.

TIPs Bulletin 14-08 highlights how the upcoming report-and-remit period is the second of a two-part process by the California State Controller’s Office.

Reminders and resources are provided regarding the UFS-1 form, correct listings of property owners, standard NAUPA II reporting (National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators), paper reporting, remitting, and reporting to other states.

TIPs Bulletin 14-09 reviews how state-licensed/chartered credit unions must file IRS Form 990-Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, or file for an automatic three-month extension by May 15 (or by the 15th day of the fifth month after the credit union’s accounting period ends).

This bulletin includes helpful information surrounding the due date, exemption for federal credit unions, electronic filing, penalties, and other pertinent resources.

CUSO Rule Reminder
As a reminder, the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) final rule to amend its credit union service organization (CUSO) regulation takes effect June 30.

The agency says the rule will increase transparency and address certain safety and soundness concerns.

 
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CFPB ISSUES FINAL 'TILA' ADJUSTMENTS
updated 08/19/14 11:35 AM
Rule Reviews Dollar Amounts
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is issuing its final rule on Truth in Lending Act (TILA) annual threshold adjustments, amending the regulatory text and official interpretations for Regulation Z, which implements TILA.

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TIPs: MASTERCARD ZERO LIABILITY RULE
updated 08/12/14 10:29 AM
InfoSight Survey, FinCEN Advisory
The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues have published TIPs Bulletin 14-15 (Technical Information and Procedures Bulletin), which addresses how MasterCard is revising its zero-liability rule in the United States by simplifying the language and applying the rule to all MasterCard-branded POS and ATM transactions (PIN-based).

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D.J.'s Economix
Leagues Chief Economist Dwight Johnston continually provides economic and market analysis that is both informative and entertaining. Continue for daily and monthly commentary, rate forecasts, and economic updates.
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The Leagues write letters in response to proposed legislation and regulations that affect your credit union’s ability to serve members.